|Women's Right to Vote - Shaping San Francisco|
Haight Ashbury Community Radio dramatizes the women's suffrage movement in this short clip.
Keywords: Suffrage; Women's Vote; temperance
|Centennial Anniversary! Women Get the Vote! - Shaping San Francisco|
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in California, making it the sixth state, or the Sixth Star, to recognize women as political actors. Learn more about these women, their collective organizing strategies, the nexus between movements, voting, and class issues, the connection to Spiritualism in the United States, and their previous attempt in 1896 to convince voting men to amend the State Constitution...
Keywords: Women; suffrage; voting; vote; spiritualism; temperance; San Francisco; Sixth Star
|Upton Sinclair/End Poverty in California - Shaping San Francisco|
Lauren Coodley’s new biography of Sinclair dubs him a “California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual”. She sheds light on his remarkable life as the writer who exposed the meatpacking industry in The Jungle, the depradations of the oil industry, the wrongful prosecutions of Sacco and Vanzetti as well as the Wobblies, but Coodley reveals a previously under-appreciated side of Sinclair: his feminism. Jay Martin joins the discussion to focus on Sinclair’s momentous 1934 California guberna...
Keywords: Upton Sinclair; feminism; EPIC; End Poverty in California; 1934 Governor's race; California politics; suffrage; temperance; prohibition
|Prohibition: Then and Now - Shaping San Francisco|
A Shaping San Francisco talk held on January 13, 2010: Comparing the alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s-30s to the contemporary prohibition on marijuana. With Dick Boyd, author of "Broadway, North Beach, The Golden Years: A Saloon Keeper's Tales" and former owner of Pierre's, a bar in North Beach from 1960-65, Sean Lavon Nash, and Michael Whitson, a marijuana prohibition expert.
Keywords: prohibition; alcohol; temperance; drugs; marijuana; pot; medical marijuana; medicalization; legalization; decriminalization; cultural practices; racism